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Removing AVG Antivirus program

Posted on 11/22/2012 8:36:17 PM PST by Maine Mariner

I am trying to remove AVG antivirus program from my computer. I have gone to the control panel, remove programs, and clicked uninstall AVG2012. About half way through the uninstallation, the uninstall program simply stops. Any suggestions will be appreciated


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
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1 posted on 11/22/2012 8:36:21 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

boot safe mode, google otherwise.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 8:37:39 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

Booting in safe mode doesn’t get rid of anything, just delays the inevitable need to get rid of the original program.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 8:43:48 PM PST by doc1019 (Islam, the religion of animals.)
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To: Maine Mariner

I had to use Revo uninstaller to remove it.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 8:47:57 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Maine Mariner

You might try using an uninstaller.

I use a free program called Geek Uninstaller. It also collects the remnants that some uninstallers leave behind.

http://www.geekuninstaller.com/


5 posted on 11/22/2012 8:48:05 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Maine Mariner
According the the AVG website (Click Here), you can use the installation download to uninstall the product if you have trouble doing it with the Windows Control Panel. There is also a link to a removal tool, if that doesn't work.

I had to do similar gyrations to get Norton off my machines. Anti-Virus programs tend to be resistant to easy removal, and I suppose that's for a reason....

6 posted on 11/22/2012 8:48:44 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: doc1019

How long does the uninstall stop for? Are you allowing it enough time? You can also try CCleaner.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/features


7 posted on 11/22/2012 8:50:03 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Maine Mariner

Sometimes, the program’s uninstaller will become damaged and won’t run.

In those instances, one can usually re-install the program and then run the uninstall.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 8:55:09 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Maine Mariner

Try this http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities


9 posted on 11/22/2012 8:56:07 PM PST by joliemaman (ANACHRONISM)
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To: Wiggins

Not that I’m the person asking, However, Revo worked for me followed by CClearner ... all gone.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 8:56:33 PM PST by doc1019 (Islam, the religion of animals.)
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To: Maine Mariner

Google has some suggestions if you’ve not been there yet.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 8:59:35 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: doc1019

Revo Uninstaller is very good too. I have used it on many occasions.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 9:03:27 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

One of the freeware programs that works.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 9:07:19 PM PST by doc1019 (Abortion: Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: Maine Mariner

To everyone who provided advice.
Thank you.

Geek uninstaller took care of everything!


14 posted on 11/22/2012 9:13:44 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Cyber Liberty

IIRC, AVG is a complete scam. I wouldn’t go to their website and download anything there.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 9:26:41 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Maine Mariner

Revo Uninstaller Pro. Highly recommended and it’s free.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 9:29:38 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Maine Mariner

I know this is a silly question, but did you toggle the program off before you tried to uninstall? Just a thought.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 9:38:11 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: doc1019

There are a few good ones out there.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 9:39:02 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: TheRhinelander

I don’t think the Pro version is free ... color me wrong if I’m wrong.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 9:41:05 PM PST by doc1019 (Abortion: Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: lacrew

I use the one my ISP provides, Macafee. Works fine. Hard to tell if it’s really swell, in a way, because I do most of my FReeping on a MacBook. But I have several Windows machines here that my wife and I use (and Parallels/Windows on the Mac. Still need anti-virus for that).


20 posted on 11/22/2012 9:52:04 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: doc1019

I use CCleaner as well but there is a pro/paid version of it and that’s what I use. One of my first paying jobs after university was working for Cyberdefender (it’s a scam) and i discovered their registry cleaner was CCleaner without the patent.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 10:27:07 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: doc1019

That’s what I have and i got it free. Don’t remember the details but I don’t think I ever registered it and it’s been fine.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 10:44:50 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Maine Mariner

AS a related question for all, please recommend some trustworthy free antivirus, anti malware programs.


23 posted on 11/22/2012 10:49:10 PM PST by lurk
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To: Maine Mariner

when I uninstalled it, it toasted my registry. Had to make up the new user accounts and copy files.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 11:57:43 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Maine Mariner

when I uninstalled it, it toasted my registry. Had to make up the new user accounts and copy files.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 11:57:56 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: doc1019

No, you uninstall it in safe mode.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 2:56:15 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: lacrew

I had nothing but bad experiences with AVG. It’s a virus unto its self.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 4:11:04 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: lurk
"please recommend some trustworthy free antivirus, anti malware programs"

I know I'll get roasted for this, but try Microsoft Security Essentials. I've used it for several years now, and its the best one I've ever used (including AVG, Norton, Avast, and others.

When Microsoft was just DOS it was great. Then Windows 3.1 was a real step down. After that things got worse and worse. But Windows 7 and its associated supporting software has been just fine. You MS haters should try them.

28 posted on 11/23/2012 5:02:24 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: lurk

Just my 2¢. I’ve been into PCs since the the DOS days of the 8086. I’ve been a certified tech for over 15 years. I’ve tried them all and after dumping memory hogs like Norton and MacAffe and a half dozen dysfunctional anti-virus programs, I eventually beta-tested Sunbelt about a decade ago. I stayed with it when the company became Vipre.

An anti-virus program has to run in the background, resident in memory, but it does not have to be loaded with so many bells and whistles that it bogs down your system. Vipre works, it’s simple and you get what you pay for. Being Black Friday, they have some deep discounts today: http://www.vipreantivirus.com/VIPRE-antivirus/ ymmv


29 posted on 11/23/2012 5:08:16 AM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: lurk
AS a related question for all, please recommend some trustworthy free antivirus, anti malware programs.

Clamwin probably comes closest but antivirus on Windows systems is too critical to leave to freeware. Prevx is likely the best there is at this point in time.

30 posted on 11/23/2012 5:30:05 AM PST by varmintman
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To: lurk
Best freebie anti-malware SW = Malarebytes
Best freebie anti-virus = avast!
31 posted on 11/23/2012 5:35:36 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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sfl


32 posted on 11/23/2012 5:54:21 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: norwaypinesavage
I know I'll get roasted for this, but try Microsoft Security Essentials.

Once I learned that Microsoft Security Essentials works best when there are no other security programs installed, I got rid of all the others. No problems since and it updates automatically.

It works great.

33 posted on 11/23/2012 6:38:22 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: lacrew

I used McAffee for three years and got several viruses in that time. I dumped McAfee finally and installed AVG and have not had a virus in 6 years.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 6:40:54 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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